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An example hook script to prepare the commit log message.

Called by "git commit" with the name of the file that has the

commit message, followed by the description of the commit

message's source. The hook's purpose is to edit the commit

message file. If the hook fails with a non-zero status,

the commit is aborted.

To enable this hook, rename this file to "prepare-commit-msg".

This hook includes three examples. The first one removes the

"# Please enter the commit message..." help message.

The second includes the output of "git diff –name-status -r"

into the message, just before the "git status" output. It is

commented because it doesn't cope with –amend or with squashed


The third example adds a Signed-off-by line to the message, that can

still be edited. This is rarely a good idea.